Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

PLAEA Plans Assistive Technology Conference

The Prairie Lakes AEA Assistive Technology in Education (PLATE) Conference will be held Nov. 18  at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake.

Keynote speaker is Luis Perez, a technical assistance specialist for the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials. Luis promotes the creation, delivery and use of high quality accessible educational materials and technologies to support equitable learning opportunities for all students. Prior to joining the AEM Center, Luis was an independent consultant focusing on mobile learning, UDL and assistive technology. He was recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) in 2009 and as a Google in Education Certified Educator in 2014. Luis is President-Elect of the Inclusive Learning Network of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which named him its 2016 Outstanding Inclusive Educator. He also serves on the board of the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST). 

Call for Presenters
A strength of this conference is the opportunity to learn from other teachers who share how their students are using assistive technology.  If you are willing to present, please fill out this Call for Sessions form.

 New Twists for the 2019 Conference

Student photographer -  If you have a student that would be a great photographer, please nominate them on this form:  There is more detailed information on this form and a camera will be provided for the student's use.

Student panel - We would like to offer a student panel session with a panel of 3-5 students that are using assistive technology throughout their day.  Here is the link to submit a student whom you feel maybe a great panelist.

Administrators attend for free!  

The Family & Educator Partnership will pay for any parent who wants to attend. 

Your registration will be paid to the conference. Click this link to register.


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